I recently signed up for the American Express SPG card to bag a bonus of 10,000 Reward points upon spending £1,000 in the first three months after sign up. This turned out to be one of the easiest ways to earn free hotel nights, as that was enough to bag me three free nights, the first one of which I redeemed at the Nest Hotel in Seoul.
Earning additional reward points
Since then, I have accumulated more reward points from spending on the card and from referring friends and family. If you are interested in this card, sign up using my referral link. You will earn an additional 1,000 points after satisfying the minimum spend.
Each £1 you spend earns you an additional reward point. You can then redeem from as little 3,000 points (or less if there are any special offers available at the time of booking) for free nights.
Even after redeeming for the Nest Hotel and another free night in Liverpool at the Aloft, I still had a balance of over 8,000 points which includes 5,000 points that I received for a referral in August.
Free night redemptions
I managed to bag the Aloft Beijing for just 2,666 points a night paying 8,000 total for three free hotel nights. Now that is a sweet deal, especially as I am flying to Beijing in First class using this travel hack.
The super easy way to bag eight free nights
So I guess, I’m reiterating that this has to be one of the easiest ways to reduce your travel costs. All you have to do is sign up using this referral link.
- Satisfy the minimum spend and earn 10,000 reward points
- Then, refer your partner to earn another 5,000
- Your partner achieves qualifying spend and earns another 11,000 (remember that extra 1,000 points my referral link got you?)
Between you, you have earned a total of 26,000 points.
Assuming a redemption of 3,000 per night, you have just earned eight free nights and still have change!
Concerned about credit card spend?
You may wish to check out my golden rules of credit cards in this easy to follow infographic.
My advice is to apply for the cards just before a big purchase to ensure you can easily satisfy the spend. Flights to Beijing for instance?
What do you think?
Do you have a card that rewards your spending? Share the benefits as I definitely don’t want to miss out. I will even use your referral code if you are in the UK and it is a card that I haven’t already got. Win Win!